Airport Central Community Zone

Works update

The construction site for Airport Central Station has been established directly south of the Perth Airport control tower near terminals 1 and 2.

While the majority of construction was initially located underground, structures of height are now clearly visible. This includes the elevated entry to the Skybridge, which will provide passengers with an undercover connection between the train station and terminals. Learn more about the Skybridge here.

Recently, the landing for the main escalator was craned into position and affixed to the elevated walkway level. The escalator is due to arrive in May and will be installed before the station's main roof can be erected. Once operational, it will take 55 seconds to travel from Skybridge level to concourse level, were ticketing facilities will be located.

Construction of the ground slab for Airport Central Station is progressing well with waterproofing ongoing section by section. 

The passenger stairwell on the east side of the station is now complete and the structure will assist in supporting the ground slab.

The station’s platform will start to take shape soon, with construction of the platform walls on the eastern end underway.

Airport Central Station

With air passenger traffic more than doubling in the past decade, Perth Airport is undergoing a major redevelopment, which includes relocating and consolidating the domestic and international terminals by 2025. This presents a unique opportunity to integrate the redevelopment with the new Forrestfield-Airport Link via a station at the central terminal site.

By 2021, passengers will be able to travel by train to the airport, stopping at the underground Airport Central Station currently under construction near the control tower at Perth Airport.

Once opened, Airport Central Station will create a seamless journey from the airport terminals via the Skybridge, an elevated and enclosed walkway featuring travelators and lift. Passengers will enter the station via the walkway and travel by lift or escalator down to the concourse level, where the station facilities including ticketing are located. They will then continue through the SmartRider fare gates down to the platform level to meet the train.

View an animation of the future Skybridge here.

To find out more, view the Airport Central Station fact sheet


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View the Airport Central Station animation.

Airport Central Station Image Gallery

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The rail journey from Airport Central Station to the CBD


enclosed walkway between the station and terminals


fare to the CBD